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Coastal cleanup drive at W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak

As part of the ongoing green environmental philosophy of W Bali and supporting the International Coastal Cleanup, talents of the retreat go hand in hand to clean up the shores of Seminyak.

BALI, INDONESIA – W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak shows support for environmental initiatives by taking part in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) driven by the Eco Leadership – Ocean Conservancy. One hundred and fifty three million pieces of trash and debris have been collected worldwide since Ocean Conservancy launched ICC 27 years ago. Talents and department heads of the W Bali undertook the initiative aimed at creating a green environment for the global community and the wildlife that surrounds Bali.

“Bali’s beaches are a major tourism asset” expresses Craig Seaward, General Manager of the W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak. “We are proud to be part of this coastal clean up by extending our efforts to create crystal clean beaches for everyone to enjoy. Every piece of thrash we remove reveals something important, not only for the betterment of our environment, but also for the marine wildlife and for those whose lives depend on it”.

The clean-up drive started at 7a.m. on the shores of the Retreat. All participants showed their passion for a cleaner beach by not only picking up the thrash but also collecting data for ICC as part of the future steps towards understanding and preventing ocean thrash. After the clean up concluded, talents and guests of the Retreat released 101 green turtles back into the ocean that had hatched 3 days previously.

In the last three months, 6 large green turtles have come and laid their eggs on the beach in front of the Hotel. This is evidence that the talents and also the community are taking care of Seminyak beaches, clean for green turtles to come and lay their eggs. There has been a strong concerted effort to educate the local community to protect and conserve these endangered animals. W Bali is extending our best effort to shelter the turtle eggs and play a strong part to help regenerating the turtle population in Indonesia.

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